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Richard P. Coogan

Richard P. Coogan Obituary
1914 - 2014 Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. Perhaps you've had the pleasure of experiencing his theatrical talent on Broadway, sharing the stage with Mae West in "Diamond Lil", Kirk Douglas in "Spring Again" and Geraldine Page in "The Rainmaker". His family and friends knew him as "Captain Video" (TV, 1949). He also acted in "The Californians" (TV 1959), among many others. Richard's sense of humor was legendary and he was determined to live life on his own terms. But most of all, he had a never-ending devotion to golf. To honor Coogie's life, escape to a golf course and look at all its natural beauty; and if you're looking for Richard, that's where you'll find him. Richard is survived by his beloved son, Richard Coogan, Jr.; daughter-in-law Debbie; granddaughter Melissa; grandson Christopher; great-grandchildren Keira and Dylan; and his soul-mate, Leona. No services.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 13 to Mar. 14, 2014
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